Easy to grow and so many different varieties to chose from! Sunflower seeds are a real favourite with the children. They produce large daisy-like flowers, with very large brightly coloured petals. These plants are ideal for cutting, and come in pollen-free varieties which are ideal for hayfever suffers!
Your Sunflower seeds need to be sown under glass between March and April or outdoors between April and June for flowers between July and September. The petals and seeds are lovely when used in salads and cakes!
Sunflower seeds should germinate within 7 to 21 days. As the seedlings grow thin in stages to achieve final spacing of 30 to 45cm. Make sure all plants are supported as they grow.